There's Mud in the Water

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Instead of guests Memorial Day mud flowed into the Keith family's 45,000 dollar pool.

"There's no way anyone could get in this, the whole bottom is covered with mud," Steve Keith said. Keith blames the mud runoff on a vacant lot behind his house.

A member of the development group that owns the sloping lot tells Channel 6 the mud is coming from the vacant lot but the group is not responsible for what's flowing in the neighbor's pool.

Ashford Hollow Development says builders of neighboring homes removed protective vegetation. But Marquee homes says it's the Keith's own fault for having a flat backyard.

"It's not our fault. We were here first. The builder needs to put up a silt fence to stop the mud from flowing," Susan Keith said.

Both neighboring builders promise to look for answers but neither say it's their fault. The Keith's say this finger pointing only muddies the water.

"Everybody is blaming everybody else and nobody wants to fix it. In the meantime we have a great mud bath," Steve Keith said.

An engineer called by the Keiths says that even before builders came this portion of Ashford Hollow wasn't designed correctly. Whether that can be corrected now is about as clear as the Keiths' pool.

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